SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (Mass Appeal) Buttery Brook Park is a wonderful natural resource nestled in the old Buttery Brook watershed.We went there and chatted with Bruce Forcier, from the board of directors, about the park.
About Buttery Brook Park:
Buttery Brook Park is a wonderful natural resource nestled in the old Buttery Brook watershed. Pack your lawn chairs and bring family and friends to enjoy the park’s natural beauty and an eclectic mix of entertainment for all ages. Reasonably priced refreshments are available on Friday evenings at our Cruise nights, including hamburgers, hot dogs, snacks, beverages, homemade desserts, and other goodies. Proceeds from food sales help to support park improvements.
The park was created over 25 years ago by Joseph Taylor, Parks Superintendent for the town of South Hadley. The land for this park was acquired from Fire District #1 Water Department in 1959 and the house was deeded by the Kielbasa Family in 1959. Joe involved a number of people in the development of the park and bartered for most of the materials. He and his staff crafted many of the picnic table and benches and the Lion’s Club built the pavilions.
Buttery Brook Park is open for general use April-November, 8:30am to dusk. Two covered pavilions for picnics and other functions are available for rental on weekends from late May to Early September. The Log Cabin (located by the playground and accomodates up to 30 guests) is also available and is perfect for birthday parties. For information about park rentals, please call the South Hadley DPW at 413.538.5033.
Friday evening ‘Cruise Nights’ help to fund park improvements. You can assist in this effort by volunteering to work on the food concession, event organization, publicity–or just by stopping in on Friday nights for supper. Whatever time you can give will be most appreciated. We hope to see you soon!